Meghalaya has more schools, teachers than other NE states: CM
Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma highlighted that Meghalaya surpasses other small states in the Northeast region with its impressive count of nearly 14,000 schools and over 55,000 teachers. Speaking at the centenary celebration of Jaiaw Presbyterian Higher Secondary School, he emphasized that the state invests approximately Rs 2,200 crore annually in these educational institutions.
Despite the substantial expenditure, Sangma acknowledged that more efforts are required for Meghalaya to become one of the top-performing states in the country's education sector. To address this, he declared the forthcoming establishment of an Education Commission dedicated to comprehensively enhancing the education sector within the state.
Furthermore, during the event, the chief minister announced a generous grant of Rs 20 lakh from the Chief Minister's Special Development Fund. This funding will contribute to the expansion of the school building, enabling further growth and development.